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January 2010. Exhibition at The Gallery Eumundi, Eumundi, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Title: "Bunginderry".

New works following my trip to the property, Bunginderry, west of Quilpie in the far west of central Queensland.
The works in this exhibition are inspired by the colour and ethereal qualities of this beautiful desert landscape and those who inhabit it. The works combine a series of studies painted en plain air, a selection of drawings, and responsive major paintings created in the studio. These works are about the landscape itself, its presence and beauty. Some contain a figurative presence, and some are purely explorative views of the landscape in all its splendour.
A large component of the figurative element embodies the presence of my friend Annabel, whose imprint on the landscape is one of caring and connectedness.